Retail tomato prices at Rs 80 per kg in most cities rise up to Rs 120 per kg in south due to rains | Tomato prices sky high in Delhi, prices cross Rs 100 a kg in South Indian states

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Tomato prices sky high in Delhi, prices cross Rs 100 a kg in South Indian states

Highlights

  • Retail price of Rs 120 per kg in southern states
  • Tomatoes Rs 72 per kg in the national capital
  • Prices in the national capital may increase from current levels

New Delhi. Retail prices of tomatoes are ruling around Rs 80 per kg in most cities of the country, but according to government data, due to widespread rains, the retail price has gone up to Rs 120 per kg in some southern states. The retail price of tomato has gone up to Rs 100 per kg in Chennai, Rs 90 per kg in Puducherry, Rs 88 per kg in Bengaluru and Rs 65 per kg in Hyderabad.

Among other cities, the retail price of tomatoes in Kerala is Rs 120 per kg in Kottayam, Rs 110 per kg in Ernakulam, Rs 103 per kg in Thiruvananthapuram, Rs 100 per kg in Palakkad, Rs 97 per kg in Thrissur and Wayanad and Kozhikode. I am running at Rs 90 per kg. In Karnataka, the retail price of tomato is Rs 85 per kg in Dharwad, Rs 84 in Mysore, Rs 80 in Mangalore and Rs 78 in Bellary.

Tomato prices have touched Rs 91 per kg in Vijawada, Rs 80 per kg in Visakhapatnam and Rs 75 per kg in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. In Tamil Nadu, tomatoes are selling at Rs 119 per kg in Ramanathapuram, Rs 103 in Tirunelveli, Rs 97 in Tiruchirappalli, Rs 94 in Cuddalore and Rs 90 in Coimbatore. However, according to data from 167 centers of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, tomatoes are being sold at Rs 72 per kg in the national capital.

According to the data, the retail prices of tomatoes started increasing from the beginning of October and remained at the high level in November. Azadpur Tomato Association President Ashok Kaushik said, “The supply of tomatoes to Delhi from South India has been affected due to rains. If the rains continue in the coming days, the prices in the national capital may increase even from the current levels. Prices declined slightly on Tuesday.

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